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Netters Shut Out Southern Utah

March 21, 2014

Box Score

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV men's tennis team won its fourth straight match with a 7-0 blanking of Southern Utah Friday afternoon at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Rebels climbed above the .500 mark for the first time since late February, improving to 8-7 on the year, while the Thunderbirds fell to 0-6.

UNLV did not lose a set on the day, starting with a clean sweep in doubles play. Ace Matias and Denys Pume won 8-1 over Troy Benson and Blair Robbins at the top spot; Willie Sublette and Tamas Batyi shut out Alex Dial and Branden Olcott 8-0 at No. 2; and Jakob Amilon and Dimitar Petrov won 8-1 over Ammon Story and Mitchell John on court three. Moving to singles, Matias blanked Benson 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1; Pume downed Robbins 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2; Sublette defeated Dial 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3; Petrov whitewashed Story 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4; Amilon won by the same score over Olcott at No. 5; and Ozzy Abraham defeated John 6-2, 6-3 on court six.

Next up, UNLV will host NAU on Saturday beginning with doubles play at 11 a.m. Admission is free of charge.

Men's Tennis Match Results

UNLV 7, SOUTHERN UTAH 0 March 21, 2014, at Las Vegas, NV (Fertitta Tennis Complex)

Singles competition 1. Ace Matias (UNLV) def. Troy Benson (SUU) 6-0, 6-0 2. Denys Pume (UNLV) def. Blair Robbins (SUU) 6-1, 6-2 3. Willie Sublette (UNLV) def. Alex Dial (SUU) 6-1, 6-2 4. Dimitar Petrov (UNLV) def. Ammon Story (SUU) 6-0, 6-0 5. Jakob Amilon (UNLV) def. Branden Olcott (SUU) 6-0, 6-0 6. Ozzy Abraham (UNLV) def. Mitchell John (SUU) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition 1. Denys Pume/Ace Matias (UNLV) def. Troy Benson/Blair Robbins (SUU) 8-1 2. Willie Sublette/Tamas Batyi (UNLV) def. Alex Dial/Branden Olcott (SUU) 8-0 3. Jakob Amilon/Dimitar Petrov (UNLV) def. Ammon Story/Mitchell John (SUU) 8-1



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